Easy Access—Resources for Faculty and Staff June 2018

Three recommendations to assist in your pursuit of accessibility this summer:

  1. Would you benefit from one-on-one assistance from a Disability Services team member in making your course materials accessible? A limited number of appointments are available in June and July. Visit to schedule an appointment.
  2. Hoonuit (previously Atomic Learning on Bb, available via Brightspace) offers many excellent accessibility training videos.
  • Login to Brightspace at
  • Open the “Help” pull-down menu (top left)
  • Select “Hoonuit Alternate Search”
  • Type any of the following into the “Search” field. Once you choose a video, you don’t have to watch the entire video; you may select only the topics that interest you.
    • Creating an Accessible Syllabus (22 minutes)
    • Word 2010 – Creating Accessible Documents Training (42 minutes)
    • PowerPoint 2010 – Creating Accessible Presentations Training (28 minutes)
    • Office Suite 2010 – creating Accessible Documents Training (1-1/4 hour)
    • Brightspace 10.7 Daylight – Instructor (skim the different modules—e.g. “Adding Course Content” and “Grades”—to determine which will be helpful.)
  1. Excellent online resources:

Additional free resources for creating accessible content are available from The National Center on Disability and Access to Education here (

The Social Security Administration offers a useful 508 Accessibility Checklist at

Best quote of the month:  “What should I do to comply? A good rule of thumb is to make sure all new content you create is accessible from the start. Then, develop a schedule to get existing content into compliance.” (From: The New 508 Compliance Rule – What it Means for Video in Higher Ed)

Melyssa Allen

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